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Mike Stern

"Standards (And Other Songs)"

The Story
Guitarist Mike Stern, who has earned accolades and awards for playing high-energy rock-oriented fusion on albums such as "Give And Take" and "Play", did an about-face in 1992 by releasing a CD of. jazz/bebop standards. Standards (And Other Songs) also includes three original numbers (the 'other songs'), but for the most part, Stern uses a lightly-chorused, clean guitar sound on such classics as Miles Davis' "Nardis" and "Jean Pierre", John Coltrane's "Moment's Notice", Chick Corea's "Windows" and Thelonius Monk's "Straight No Chaser". Stern recruited a number of more-than-able musicians to accompany him through the adventurous material, including trumpeter Randy Brecker, sax man Bob Berg, and keyboardist/producer Gil Goldstein. Standards (And Other Songs) may have received little fanfare upon its initial release, but it is a CD well worth acquiring for a fresh, virtuosic and guitaristic spin on these compositions.

The Music
06:37 Like Someone In Love Instrumental
01:49 Source Instrumental
09:12 There Is No Greater Love Instrumental
05:46 L Bird Instrumental
04:40 Moment's Notice Instrumental
06:47 Lost Time Instrumental
06:29 Windows Instrumental
05:26 Straight No Chaser Instrumental
05:17 Peace Instrumental
01:44 Jean Pierre Instrumental
07:37 Nardis Instrumental

The Artists
Mike Stern  -  Guitar
Al Foster  -  Drums
Jay Anderson  -  Acoustic Bass
Ben Perowsky  -  Drums ("Lost Time" and "Nardis")
Larry Grenadier  -  Acoustic Bass ("Lost Time" and "Nardis")
Randy Brecker  -  Trumpet
Bob Berg  -  Saxophone
Gil Goldstein  -  Keyboards, Production
James Farber  -  Engineering, Mixing
Yubad Navas  -  Engineering Assistance
Kathryn Miller  -  Engineering Assistance
Dave Schiffman  -  Engineering Assistance
Scott Ansell  -  Addtiional Engineering
Greg Calbi  -  Mastering
Inge Schaap  -  Art Direction, Design
Tom Bouman  -  Design
David Jensen  -  Photography

Recorded at Centerfield Productions, NYC.

Mixed at Skyline Studios.

Mastered at Sterling Sound Studios.

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